December Learn how and when to remove this template message. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This used clothing is called Mitumba in some areas and is surrounded by some controversy. Critics point to it as a threat to local clothing manufacturers and complain that it exploits consumers.
Brand Partners Click on the Brand logos to get an overview of each partner. Magents is a movement. Magents is an Afro Vintage lifestyle. Magents is apparel with a message. Magents apparel has a story that you can feel and touch with every garment that joins you on your most magnificent journey we call life. Magents is based on the African but mostly Southern African lifestyle with all the aromas that makes this continent so flavourful.
The African continent as seen in it's valleys, it's trees and mountain springs, the rising sun, the poems written on the faces of it's elders speak to the designs of the apparel and provide inspiration for the artwork, style, material and stitching. Every premium garment is made to tell the story at the heart of Africa. It's all about life, passion, a shirt and a tee. It's about carefully made garments with a fantastic fit. African clothing is the traditional clothing worn by the people of Africa.
In all instances except rural areas these traditional garments have been replaced by western clothing introduced by European colonialists. In Northeastern Africa, particularly in Egypt, styles of traditional women's clothing have been influenced by Middle Eastern culture, this can be exemplified by the simply embroidered Jelabiya which are similarly worn in the Gulf states..
The Djellaba worn in Northwest Africa shares similar properties with the Grand boubou , the Dashiki , and the Senegalese kaftan. In Nigeria, women wear head ties. The dashiki is highly stylized and is rendered with an ornate V-shaped collar. In contrast the grand boubou is simpler, even more so than the djellaba , though the color designs reach impressive proportions, especially among the Tuareg , who are known for their beautifully dyed indigo robes.
In East Africa , the kanzu is the traditional dress worn by Swahili speaking men. Women wear the kanga and the gomesi. In Southern Africa distinctive shirts are worn, like the long dresses they wear.
For instance, South Africa is known for the Madiba shirt , whereas, Zimbabwe is known for the safari shirt. In the Horn of Africa , the attire varies by country. In Ethiopia , men wear the Ethiopian suit and women wear the habesha kemis.
In Somalia , men wear the khamis with a small cap called a koofiyad. There exist non-profit organizations in all western societies that sell used clothes to for-profit companies in Africa. These "white man's clothes" are quite common in some parts of the continent.
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